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Catholic Lectionary

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2011 | ORDINARY TIME
SATURDAY OF THE TWENTY-SEVENTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME
YEAR 1

First Reading Joel 4:12–21
Response Psalm 97:12a
Psalm Psalm 97:1–2, 5–6, 11–12
Gospel Acclamation Luke 11:28
Gospel Luke 11:27–28



Catholic Lectionary (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009).

“ARE YE ABLE?” SAID THE MASTER

October 8

“ARE YE ABLE?” SAID THE MASTER
Earl Marlatt, 1892–1976


Can you drink the cup I am going to drink? (Matthew 20:22)
A Christian is a person who, when getting to the end of his/her rope, ties a knot and determines to hang on, realizing that human extremity now becomes God’s opportunity.
—Unknown
The mission for each Christian is to proclaim and live the good news of the gospel and to urge individuals everywhere to be converted—to experience a personal reconciliation and relationship with God. This persuasion must always be done with openness and honesty. In our desire to have people make a decision for Christ, we must always be forthright with them. We cannot conceal the cost of discipleship involved in receiving God’s provision of salvation. And we must tell them of the importance of giving Jesus Christ His rightful place in every area of life and of becoming an active member of the believing community.
Earl Marlatt, a professor of religion at Boston University and later at…